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Schaffter’s murder: Suspicious image detected on CCTV!

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is mulling to submit the footage obtained from the CCTV found along the way from Janashakthi PLC Director Dinesh Schaffter’s residence to the Public Cemetery, Borella to the persons and institutions with expertise in the matter and obtain a thorough report.

Security camera footage has become a vital piece of evidence in the investigation into the mysterious murder of Mr.Schaffter.

According to police information, the CID intends to clear the doubts pertaining to findings of CCTV footage by obtaining scientific evidence.

A senior police officer said further investigation will be conducted by analyzing available evidence. The officials from the Fingerprint Bureau have found 11 or so fingerprints in Mr.Schaffter’s vehicle. The fingerprints have been analyzed and the report has already been given to the CID. The fingerprints of the cemetery worker and Mr.Schaffter’s assistant who took him to the hospital are also among them.

CID internal sources said further investigations including call record analysis are still being conducted. The CID is scheduled to submit a report to the court on the next court date in this regard.

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Victoria Nuland to visit Sri Lanka next week

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The United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka, next week.

During her visit to Sri Lanka, Under Secretary Nuland will mark the 75th anniversary of U.S.-Sri Lanka relations which coincides with Sri Lanka’s 75th anniversary of Independence.

The American Embassy in Sri Lanka says this in a statement.

Full statement is below.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland Travels to Colombo for Bilateral U.S.-Sri Lanka Talks

United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland arrived in Colombo with an interagency delegation for meetings with the Government of Sri Lanka, as well as business and civil society leaders.  Other senior members of the interagency delegation include Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Amanda Dory.

Under Secretary Nuland and Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. Gamini Lakshman Peiris will co-chair the 4th U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue which will address strengthening democratic institutions, human rights, sustainable economic development, mitigating climate change, deepening trade and investment ties, regional security, and educational cooperation.

Under Secretary Nuland, Ambassador Chung, and the U.S. delegation will meet with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to discuss the challenges posed by the global pandemic and ways to strengthen the U.S.-Sri Lankan partnership.

Under Secretary Nuland and the U.S. delegation will also meet with representatives of civil society and the

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Public urged to inform of unauthorized power outages

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General Public and electricity consumers requested to inform the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) in writing of any unauthorized power outages imposed by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

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Speaker endorses certificate on 2 Bills

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena endorsed the certificate recently (24) on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Bill and the Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill which were debated and passed in Parliament recently.

Accordingly, these bills come into force as the Bureau of Rehabilitation Act No. 2 of 2023 and the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act No. 3 of 2023.

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